Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service General Availability

Today we announced the general availability of our Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support! With this release Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Network move out of Preview and are now ready to use for your production apps. With Azure Virtual Machines you can deploy and run durable VMs in the cloud, provisioned from…

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Microsoft TechDays 2013 (Belgium): First sessions & speakers announced! [IT PRO]

  Join top international and local speakers who can’t wait to share their excitement with you about Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, System Center, Windows Phone, … and much more! We are very happy to announce the following top speakers for IT Pro sessions: Corey Hynes John Craddock Kurt Roggen Other confirmed speakers…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Beta 2 now open!

The Beta 2 for the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now open. Join the beta review program and help influence the development of the toolkit. To participate, register for the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta 2 at Microsoft Connect. The MAP Toolkit 5.0 is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the…

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Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 – Now in Beta Release!

VMST 3.0 helps customers more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating their offline virtualization environment. Using VMST 3.0, customers can now service: · Offline virtual machines in a SCVMM library. · Stopped and saved state virtual machines on a host. · Virtual machine templates. · Offline virtual hard disks in a SCVMM library by injecting…

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BizTalk Server 2010 Name Change

Q: Why was the original name for the release BizTalk Server 2009 R2? BizTalk Server 2009 R2 was planned to be a focused release to deliver support for Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010. Aligning BizTalk releases to core server platform releases is very important for our customers. Hence…

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TechDays: New session about Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX

There was still one session in the IT Pro track that I could not disclose because the announcement was not made yet. But now that we announced the Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX capabilities in SP1 I can disclose the following session:  Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and NEW SP1 features! In this session, we will look at…

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SQLUG Event: SQL Server Service Broker and some of the things it can do for you

SQL Server Service Broker and some of the things it can do for you” is brought to you by Nico Jacobs and will take place on February 11th. Since SQL server 2005, it is possible to build a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) inside SQL Server. The component that enables this is the service broker, a…

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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides - Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide: Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway. This guide outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are key to a successful implementation of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Forefront UAG). The reader is guided through the logical three-step process of selecting the Forefront UAG features required, determining…

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Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated guides, Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology and Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services. With the release of these updated guides, the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series of guides further assists organizations in selecting the right virtualization technologies for their business needs. To select…

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TechNet Event: Join us at the Exchange 2010 road-show and discover what’s new in Exchange 2010 and how you can use this rich set of technologies

Agenda 13:00 – 13:30 Registration and Welcome 13:30 – 14:00 Introduction in Exchange 2010 In a time, when your organization requires its communication tools to be cost-effective and flexible, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 enables you to achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that can simplify your administration help, protect your communications,…

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